Mercer faces Troy

Troy (8-4) vs. Mercer (7-5)

Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Troy visits Mercer in a non-conference matchup. Each team last played this past weekend. Troy blew out Arkansas Baptist by 20 at home on Saturday, while Mercer fell to Florida Gulf Coast on the road on Sunday, 67-55.

LEADING THE CHARGE: The Trojans are led by Duke Deen and Zay Williams. Deen has averaged 9.9 points while Z. Williams has put up eight points and six rebounds per game. The Bears have been led by seniors Felipe Haase and Jalen Johnson, who are averaging 14.9 and 14.4 points, respectively.DOMINANT DUKE: Deen has connected on 30.3 percent of the 66 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 22 over the last five games. He’s also made 87.1 percent of his foul shots this season.

STREAK STATS: Mercer has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 81.5 points while giving up 61.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Bears have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Trojans. Mercer has an assist on 49 of 72 field goals (68.1 percent) across its past three matchups while Troy has assists on 49 of 82 field goals (59.8 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Troy is rated second in the Sun Belt with an average of 73.7 possessions per game.


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